India vs South Africa: India had to face defeat at the hands of South Africa in the third T20 match. India could not even play the entire 20 overs.
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India missed out on a clean sweep in the T20I series against South Africa. In the third T20 match played in Indore, India had to face defeat by 49 runs and with this India won the series 2-1. Batting first, South Africa gave India a target of 228 runs. In reply Rohit Sharma India led by the team was reduced to 178 runs in 18.3 overs. Dinesh Karthik scored the highest 46 runs for India.
Both India’s bowlers and batsmen were completely flops in the third T20. 6 Indian batsmen could not even cross double digits. That is, 6 batsmen together scored only 25 runs. Riley Russo scored an unbeaten century for South Africa.
Very bad start for India
India had a very poor start. In the form of captain Rohit Sharma, India got the first blow at 0 itself. After this, Shreyas Iyer could not capitalize on the opportunity he got in the third match and his second wicket fell for 4 runs. Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik tried to handle the faltering innings. Both also made some good shots, but after scoring 27 runs, Pant was also out.
Karthik struggled alone
After Pant, Karthik struggled alone for some time, as he could not find any strong support at the other end. Karthik got out after scoring 46 runs. After Karthik returned to the pavilion, the entire Indian team faltered. Suryakumar Yadav, who scored 2 consecutive half-centuries in the last 2 matches, could only score 8 runs in the third match. Axar Patel also failed. Deepak Chahar batted stormy in the last overs, but by then it was too late. He scored 31 runs in 17 balls.
Dekock and Russo created a ruckus
Earlier, after losing the toss, South Africa batted first and scored 227 runs for 3 wickets in 20 overs. The start was also very bad for South Africa and captain Temba Bavuma was out for 3 runs. The visiting team got the first blow for 30 runs. After this, openers Quinton de Kock and Riley Russo created a ruckus. De Kock scored 68 runs in 43 balls, which included 6 fours and 4 sixes.
Miller wreaked havoc in 5 balls
South Africa got the second blow for 120 runs in the form of decock. He got run out. After his return to the pavilion, Russo became even more aggressive and together with Stubbs and then Miller, took the innings to 227 runs. Russo scored the first century of his T20 career. He hit 7 fours and 8 sixes in his stormy innings. While Stubbs played an innings of 23 runs in 18 balls. He scored an unbeaten century in the last match. David Miller He scored 19 runs in 5 balls in the third match.